Brussels: Exemplary role of public authorities

Updated: 08.02.2019

Author: Stijn Anciaux

The Air and Climate Energy Plan was introduced through the Ordinance of 2 May 2013 on the Brussels Air, Climate and Energy Code. In September 2013, the Brussels-Capital region agreed on an Air and Climate Energy Plan (plan Air Climate Energy - PACE), which foresees the introduction of promoting measures for energy efficiency addressing all types of buildings and mainly consisting of subsidies as well as call for proposals. Among others, the plan aims at promoting the energy refurbishment of public buildings through the introduction of a fund for the renovation of public buildings. The plan was adopted in second reading on 2 April 2015 and was submitted for public inquiry between 25 May and 31 July 2015. The 2 of June 2016, it was signed by the Government of Brussels-Capital. The Belgian National Renewable Energy Action Plan foresees by 2025 a share of 30% of green energy in the total energy consumption of new public buildings in the Brussels-Capital region. 

Competent authority

The competent authority is the Environment and Energy administration of the Brussels-Capital region (Bruxelles Environnement).

Further information


Further information

  • Bruxelles environnement IBGE : Administration de l'environnement et de l'énergie de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale - Environment and Energy administration of the Brussels Capital region
  • +32 27 75 75 75
  • IBGE website
  • info(at)

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